Instructions for forwarding Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Switch and Router logs to your Log Management device


Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Switches and Routers
  • The IP Address for the switch or router
  • Credentials to access the privileged mode for the switch or router
  • Secure Shell (SSH) access configured on the switch or router
Clone Systems Log Management Device
  • The IP Address for the Clone Systems Log Management device

1. Open a command prompt and SSH into the Cisco switch or router using a tool like PuTTY.

2. Get to privileged mode on the Cisco switch or router and enter the password.

  • Router> enable
  • Password: ************

3. Execute a configuration command from the terminal to get into global configuration mode.

  • Router# config t

4. To log system messages and debug output to the Clone Systems Log Management device, use the logging command in global configuration mode.

  • Router (config)# logging { IP Address of Clone Systems Log collector }
  • EXAMPLE: Router (config)# logging

5. Enable timestamps for debugging events.

  • Router (config)# service timestamps debug datetime localtime

6. Enable timestamps for log events.

  • Router (config)# service timestamps log datetime localtime

7. Set the appropriate logging trap level with the logging trap informational command.

  • Router (config)# logging trap informational

8. End the global configuration mode.

  • Router (config)# end

9. Save the configuration changes to NVRAM.

  • Router# copy run start

10. Log off the Cisco switch or router.

  • Router# exit